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Tag Archives: The Academy Awards

Oscars 2014

And This Is How You Do 2014

The 86th Academy Awards didn’t disappoint last night. This year was great for movies and people everywhere just weren’t exactly certain who to put their money on for Best Actor, Best Actress, or Best Film. The 2014 Oscars were a little lower key than most people wanted, but I wouldn’t go so far as to say anyone was disappointed with the results. It was the year of the Selfies, the photobombs were plentiful, Ellen Degeneres ordered pizza for everyone and Brad Pitt helped hand out…

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Catching Fire

The Shameful Truth About The Oscars

Did you wonder why Catching Fire wasn’t nominated for an Oscar? So did we. In fact, let’s take it even further and consider why none of the Harry Potter movies, though nominated for cinematography, etc, ever won anything either. The Oscar selection committee is rather consistent in disregarding most book-to-silverscreen adaptations. Peter Jackson and his Lord of the Rings trilogy cleverly circumnavigated this trend (his trilogy won 17 of 30 Academy Award nominations). ┬áBut it all begs the question: why are so many YA book…

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